A while ago YA publisher Blossom Books had a stroke of genius, because they decided to translate the Grisha Trilogy written by Leigh Bardugo. My love for the Grisha-trilogy is well documented, so when Blossom Books gave us the chance to partake in a Leigh Bardugo Tombola, we jumped to it. What we won where one of a kind answers from Leigh Bardugo herself, answering the Confession Book Tag, spilling the secrets on her reading life. Enjoy!

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Which book is your guilty pleasure?
I don’t really believe in “guilty” pleasures. I’ve read every single one of Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark books. People love to shame romance readers, so I’m sure someone thinks I should be embarrassed about that, but I’m not.

Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
Anything involving self-help or inspirational sayings. Not that those things don’t have a place, but anything resembling “everything happens for a reason” makes my eyes start rolling.

Which book made you cry the most?
It’s a tie between Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I was on a plane back from Australia when I read The Lovely Bones and it got ugly. The flight attendant asked if I was okay.

Which book could you not live without?
What an impossible question! I think George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings has become a kind of touchstone for me. But Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones is my favorite comfort read.

Which book, most recently, did you not finish?
How am I supposed to answer that? I could run into the author somewhere! All I’ll say is that my last DNF was a book that came highly recommended by multiple people whose opinions I trust. I couldn’t make it past page fifty. Maybe I’ve become a less generous reader or maybe it just shows that no single book is for everyone.

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Thank you Blossom Books for the opportunity and Leigh Bardugo for the great answers and amazing books!

And if you still haven’t bought these babies, get on it now!

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